aims and activities
The Open University Centre for Technology Strategy (CTS) was established
in 1988 within the Faculty of Technology as a meeting place where
researchers and educators could collaborate beyond conventional
disciplinary boundaries - bridging systems, design, development,
engineering and business.
CTS's key foci are:
the management of technology, particularly R&D strategy,
organisation innovation and learning, value-chain analysis and
design management, in relation to information technology, renewable
energy technology, biotechnology and consumer products.
the interactions between technology and the environment, including
eco-design, energy efficiency and renewable energy systems,
and risk and failures analysis, with major emphasis on the development
of sustainable technologies.
with particular expertise in technology strategies and industrial
networks, livelihoods and security, global environmental policies,
the relationship between state, NGO and private institutions,
and technologies in transition.